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Saxton and Camarati Named to NFCA All-Region Seven Softball Team

(Photos Courtesy of Jackie Kasai '23)
(Photos Courtesy of Jackie Kasai '23)

Complete NFCA All-Region Seven Team (.pdf)

LOUISVILLE. Ky. – Baldwin Wallace University softball junior All-Ohio Athletic Conference and Academic All-OAC second baseman Alicia Saxton (Boardman) and junior right handed pitcher Nikki Camarati (Brunswick/Holy Name) have been selected to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Region Seven Team.

Saxton, who named to the first-team and Camarati, who was a second-team selection, now advance to the NFCA Division III All-America ballot, which will be announced on May 24.

Saxton, who garners her first career honor, had career-highs in every statistical category this season and was a first-team All-OAC selection.  She appeared and started in 35 games.  Saxton was second on the team with a .343 batting average.  She recorded 35 hits, 12 runs scored, 12 runs batted-in (RBIs), nine walks, six doubles and five stolen bases.  In the field, Saxton tallied five putouts and 32 assists.

For her career, Saxton has appeared in 56 games and is batting .307 (39-for-127) with 18 runs scored, 14 RBIs, 11 walks, seven doubles and five stolen bases.  She has recorded 67 putouts and 44 assists.

Off the field, Saxton is a two-time Academic All-OAC performer, Dean's List Student, Jacket Scholar, the 2022 BW Academic Excellence Award winner for having the highest grade point average on the softball team as well as the junior class and member of the Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society.  

Camarati, who earns her third all-region honor,  was a first-team pick in 2021 and second-team pick in 2019. She led the OAC in strikeouts with 199 and was a first-team All-OAC selection for the third straight season.  Camarati finished the season with eight wins and two saves in 22 appearances.  She was fourth in the league with a 2.20 earned run average (ERA).  

For her career, Camarati has a record of 43-23 with seven saves in 84 appearances and 427.1 innings pitched. She is the BW record-holder for strikeouts with 649.  She also is second in wins with 43, fourth in ERA with 1.88, fourth in innings pitched, tied for fourth for complete games with 47. Camarati also holds the single season record for wins with 20 victories.  She is a nine-time OAC Pitcher of the Week recipient and the 2019 and 2021 OAC Pitcher of the Year Award winner.

BW finished the 2022 campaign with an overall record of 13-23 and a 7-11 mark in the OAC.